Emotions ran high and tempers flared as Nambucca Heads and Macleay Valley went head to head at Coronation Park.
Emotions ran high and tempers flared as Nambucca Heads and Macleay Valley went head to head at Coronation Park. Nick Houghton

Roosters crow after torrid encounter

Tempers flared and bodies went on the line in a fiery grand final rematch between Nambucca Heads and Macleay Valley at Coronation Park.

It was a match in stark contrast to last season's decider between the two sides with The Roosters keeping a cool head to win 40-4.

An arm wrestle of a first half saw only three tries scored however the match broke open in the second stanza as the home side raced away with a comprehensive victory.

"We knew if we kept pressuring them it would create opportunities to score," Roosters prop Dion Marr said.

"The boys kept composed and our focus was on completing set after set.

"There was plenty of emotion in the match and as I said before we were focused on staying composed and playing our best footy."

Questionable tackles from Macleay Valley caught the ire of the Nambucca side on more than one occasion with a number of scuffles breaking out.

Referee Jason Townley had his work cut out from him late on forced to send two Macleay players from the field following dangerous play.

Marr felt the win will spur his Rooster's side on as they continue their fine run of form.

"Everyone is out to beat us so we need to stick to the basics," He said.

"If we just concentrate on our combinations and doing well a week at a time we will be a tough customer for whoever we come up against."

NAMBUCCA HEADS 40 (C Carr 3 J Saul R Fernando D Marr A Clarke tries A Hull 6 goals) bt MACLEAY VALLEY 4 ( C Kelly tries)

Referee: Jason Townley

At Coronation Park, Nambucca Heads.



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